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UH Venture Competition

$40,000 in cash and prizes

PACE is proud to organize the 20th annual UH Venture Competition (formerly known as the UH Business Plan Competition), sponsored by Hawaiian Electric and the HEI Charitable Foundation.

Launching in 2000, this competition has grown to become one of the most exciting, feature events of the University of Hawai‘i entrepreneurial ecosystem. The UHVC is a three-round, semester-long program designed to provide students with mentorship, resources and a real-world experience in entrepreneurship. Through the competition, participants develop a business idea, test the feasibility of the idea, put together a team, write a business plan, and pitch to investors. In fact, many businesses have started from this competition.

The UHVC is open to students from any of the 10 university and community college campuses within the UH system, and encourages collaboration across disciplines. Teams have been composed of students from various fields including Art, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Medicine, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, and Tropical Agriculture.

Semifinalist Announcement

We're pleased to announce the semifinalists for the 2020 UH Venture Competition. Congratulations!

  • Billboard Beer
  • Grant Active - Vietnam
  • Hawaii Innovation Lab
  • International Scholar Consulting LLC
  • Manaola Innovations, Inc.
  • Med Connect
  • Nap Shack
  • Pono Potions
  • Smart Party
  • What's Fresh
  • XboxVPN




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